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Welcome to the Official Site of The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K! We are excited to have you join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition.

Adults, children and families from across the region come together to not only run (or walk, jog, stroll), but to raise funds so that children living in poverty in Central Maryland have access to Y programs that will forever shape their lives.

Thank you for being part of something good on Thanksgiving Morning!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Recipe: Post-Run Blueberry Recovery

Blueberry Smoothie Cups

Want a recovery shake but don't feel like pulling out a ton of ingredients? Keep these smoothie cups in your freezer. They contain everything that your body needs postrun—just blend one or two with your liquid of choice. Feeling adventurous? Make them with tangy goat's milk, which contains more heart-healthy omega-3 fats than cow's milk. It's also a good source of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. "These minerals work together to improve bone strength," says Tara Gidus, M.S., R.D., a sports dietitian and marathoner. Ricotta cheese is rich in whey protein (ideal for recovery), while blueberries fend off inflammation.

Cool Down: In a blender, combine 2 cups milk, 2 cups blueberries, 1 cup ricotta, ½ cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup almond butter, 2 tablespoons molasses, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Blend till smooth. Pour into a 12-cup muffin pan and freeze. Unmold cups, place in a bag, and store in the freezer. To make a smoothie, blend 2 chopped smoothie cups with 1 cup milk.

Picture from: http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-grow-blueberries.html

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